Malaya Sadovaya street, Saint Petersburg

Malaya Sadovaya Street is a pedestrian street in the historical center of St. Petersburg.

Malaya Sadovaya Street is one of the shortest streets in St. Petersburg. Its length is 179 meters. The shortest street in the city is Pastorova Street, which has a length of 140 meters.

The street runs between Nevsky Prospekt - one of the most visited and beautiful streets of the city, and Italian Street, where Malaya Sadovaya closes the portico of the stables St. Michael's Castle, works by Vincenzo Brenna 1798-1800, C. I. Rossi 1823-1824.

Malaya Sadovaya Street is completely pedestrian.

Along the street, on both sides, there are dense rows of historical buildings, which are located, including museums, shops, cafes and restaurants with open-air tables.

The street is also decorated with tubs of flowers, lanterns, a fountain, monuments and sculptures.

Thanks to all this, Malaya Sadovaya Street is one of the most attractive in St. Petersburg for walking and recreation, both among local residents and guests of the city.

Attractions and objects on Malaya Sadovaya Street

The Ushakov / Demidov House (Karl Bulla Museum and photo salon)

At the corner of Nevsky Prospekt 54 and Malaya Sadovaya Street 3 is an exquisite historical building, which during the history was rebuilt and changed owners, among whom were: Count I. I. Shuvalov; millionaire industrialist N. N. Demidov and a major entrepreneur A.M. Ushakov (and his heirs), for whom in 1882-1883, according to the project of P. Yu.Suzor, the building was rebuilt in the form in which it exists today.

The building has an eclectic facade, decorated with architectural elements, stucco, bay windows, semi-columns and pilasters with capitals.

Most of all, the building is known as the "Karl Bulla Photo Salon" - one of the oldest private photo salons in Russia, which was located in this house.

Today, the photo salon houses the Karl Bulla Memorial Museum, which houses:

- exhibition gallery;

- a balcony with views of Nevsky Prospekt, Ostrovsky Square and the surrounding area;

- archive of historical photographs of the famous St. Petersburg photographer Karl Bulla and sons;

- bookstore.

The museum-photo salon also hosts exhibitions, lectures, meetings with authors and master classes. Read more about the Karl Bulla House and Museum-photo salon…

Shop of the merchants of the Eliseevs

Opposite the Ushakov house, at the corner of Nevsky Prospekt 56 and Malaya Sadovaya Street, there is one of the most impressive buildings in St. Petersburg - the shop of the Yeliseyev merchants or the Yeliseyevsky Store.

The building was built in 1902-1903 according to the project of the architect Gavriil Vasilyevich Baranovsky for the store of colonial goods of the trade association "Brothers Eliseev". The Yeliseyevs are a dynasty of merchants, entrepreneurs, and public figures.

The style of the entire building is modern with elements of eclecticism and classicism.

The building has large windows and powerful pylons, and its facades are decorated with sculptures, plant elements, ornaments and openwork lattice.

Today, within the walls of the building are located: the shop of merchants Eliseev with an elegant interior and a small coffee shop, as well as the Comedy Theater named after N.P. Akimov. Read more about the merchant Eliseev store…

Fountain "Rotating ball" (fountain-clock)

On Malaya Sadovaya Street (near Nevsky Prospekt) there is one of the most unusual, complex and recognizable fountains in St. Petersburg-the fountain "Rotating Ball".

The large ball of the fountain can be rotated, the fountain also shows the time of day, and, they say, fulfills wishes.

The fountain-ball is a composition consisting of a large granite ball, which is supported by the weight, thanks to the jets of water beating from the nozzles under high pressure.

The fountain also has 12 granite steps-figures, on which water jets fall from the "back" wall of the fountain and thus show the time of day. Learn more about the fountain and wish fulfillment…

Monument to the cat and the cat

The monument is a composition consisting of two small figures of cats, located separately - on the facades of two buildings located opposite each other on Malaya Sadovaya Street.

Each sculpture has its own name - the cat Elisha and the cat Vasilisa.

The cat Elisha is located on the corner facade of the building at number 8. The cat is depicted sitting peacefully in a characteristic feline pose and is mounted on a small metal support.

The cat Vasilisa is located opposite the cat Elisha, on the cornice of the building at number 3. Vasilisa gracefully slightly bends her back and is presented in all its glory in a standing position on four legs. Learn more about the monument to the cat and the cat…

Monument to the photographer

The monument to the St. Petersburg photographer is located near the house at number 3 on Malaya Sadovaya Street.

The monument was erected in 2001. It is made of bronze, has a height of 2.5 meters and is a sculptural composition mounted on a low pedestal.

The St. Petersburg photographer is depicted in a standing pose, preparing to take a picture. A camera is placed near the photographer on a high tripod. Under the tripod is a sculpture of a dog-an English bulldog. The photographer himself holds a large open umbrella-cane in his left hand, as a result of which this monument is sometimes called "the man under the umbrella". Learn more about the monument to the photographer…

House of Armyaninov

The house on Malaya Sadovaya Street at number 4 is known as the house of Armyaninov.

In this house in 1828 lived a contemporary of Pushkin-the sculptor Ivan Ivanovich Kozlov (1779-1840).

Radio House

At the intersection of Malaya Sadovaya 2 and Italianskaya 27 streets is a historic building that was built in 1912-1914 by the architects brothers Vasily Antonovich, Vladimir Antonovich and George Antonovich Kosyakovs for the St. Petersburg Noble Assembly.

In 1914 (the beginning of the First World War), the building was the infirmary of the Japanese Red Cross detachment for seriously wounded lower ranks.

Since 1932, the building housed the central radio station of Leningrad Radio, which during the siege of Leningrad did not stop working for a single day and was the main source of information.

Today, commercial premises are located within the walls of the building.

Shuvalov's House (Hygiene Museum)

On the opposite side from the radio house - the intersection of Malaya Sadovaya Street 1 and Italianskaya Street 25-is the Shuvalov house.

The mansion for Ivan Ivanovich Shuvalov was built on this site in 1749-1756 by the architect S. I. Chevakinsky.

It was this mansion that determined the first name for Malaya Sadovaya Street - from 1781 to 1798, the street was called "Shuvalov Lane", and in 1793-1799 - also"Shuvalovsky Lane".

In the premises of the house there was a gallery of paintings collected by Ivan Ivanovich. In the mid-1770s, the interiors were redone for a new owner - Prince A. A. Vyazemsky.

At the end of the 18th century, the building came under the jurisdiction of the state and until 1917 it housed the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Empire, and then the Provisional Government.

Today, part of the building houses the hygiene museum of the Center for Medical Prevention. The museum's exposition tells about human anatomy and physiology, the fight against bad habits, rational nutrition, the prevention of stress in modern conditions, the need for physical exercise, the prevention of infectious diseases, etc.

Website of the Hygiene Museum:

Where to stay near Malaya Sadovaya Street

Featuring free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned apartments at ERS on Malaya Sadovaya feature a hot tub.

The apartment features a kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, ironing facilities, a wardrobe and a seating area with a sofa. Link to the apartment

with free Wi-Fi, a separate bedroom, bathroom and living room. Link to the apartment

The 3-star Sapphire Hotel features a shared lounge and free Wi-Fi.

Each roomhere will provide you with a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom and air conditioning. Some rooms have a seating area for your convenience.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

5-star Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, considered one of the best in St. Petersburg and located in a historic building.

Other facilities atthe hotel include a concierge service, a bar, a fitness center, a spa and wellness center, free Wi-Fi and parking, facilities for disabled guests, a tour desk, an ATM and conference rooms.

The hotel's stylish and luxurious rooms are equipped with all modern amenities, including satellite TV, a minibar, a safe and air conditioning. The private bathroom comes with bathrobes, slippers, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

A buffet breakfast can be included in the room rate. Link to the hotel

All accommodation facilities in St. Petersburg, including in the city center and more remote from it, can be viewed and booked here

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